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Dive into IVE! Hello, we are IVE!
(Dive into IVE! 안녕하세요, 아이브입니다!)

—IVE

IVE (아이브) is a six-member girl group under Starship Entertainment. They debuted on December 1, 2021 with their single album “Eleven”.

Their name is an abbreviation for "I Have.[2]

History

Pre-debut

In 2018, Yujin and Wonyoung competed on Mnet's survival show Produce 48 in which they ranked in the final 12, thus debuting as members of the project girl group IZ*ONE. The group debuted on October 29, 2018 and disbanded on April 29, 2021.

On February 18, 2021, it was announced that Yujin would become the new MC for Inkigayo, replacing Naeun of APRIL.[3] She made her first appearance as an MC, alongside TREASURE's Jihoon and NCT's Sungchan, on March 7.

On August 22, 2021, an article published by Star News revealed that Starship Entertainment would be debuting a new girl group during the second half of 2021; it was also stated that former members of IZ*ONE An Yu Jin and Jang Won Young, who are also artists under the label, would be included in the group. Later that same day, Starship confirmed the plans to debut the group but however left no comment regarding Yujin and Wonyoung's inclusion.[4]

On September 27, it was announced that Wonyoung and ENHYPEN's Sunghoon would become the new MCs for KBS' Music Bank, replacing OH MY GIRL's Arin and TXT's Soobin after they stepped down from their positions as the previous MCs.[5]

On November 1, the group's official SNS accounts were opened along with the reveal of their name "IVE" and the motion video of their logo.[6] On November 2, the next day, a Naver article was published reporting that the group will be made up of six members and that previously revealed members Yujin and Wonyoung are to be included.[7]

On November 2, Yujin was officially announced as the group's first member,[8] followed by Gaeul on November 3,[9] Wonyoung on November 4,[10] Liz on November 5,[11] Rei on November 6,[12] and Leeseo on November 7.[13]

2021: Debut with "Eleven"

The group at MBC's Gayo Daejejeon backstage on December 31, 2021

It was later revealed that the group will be debuting on December 1, 2021.[14] Two days later, it was announced the group would debut with their first single album, titled "Eleven".[15] To promote the group's debut with the single album, a face-to-face showcase was held on the release day of the single album. The showcase was also broadcasted on the group's official channel.[16]

On November 15, a video series called "Show What I Have" was started on the group's official YouTube channel, where each member introduced themselves, starting with Yujin on November 15, followed by Rei on November 16, Leeseo on November 17, Liz on November 18, Gaeul on November 19 and Wonyoung on November 20.[17]

After the start of promotions the single "Eleven" climbed the Korean charts reaching the Top 10 on all major digital charts.[18][19] The single also reached the TOP 10 on the Gaon Digital Chart.[20]The single album also sold over 260,000 copies in less than a month. It ended the year as the 49th best selling album of the year in Korea.[21]

On December 8, 2021, IVE received their first music show win on MBC's Show Champion for "Eleven." They became the fastest girl group to achieve their first win at only seven days post-debut, beating the previous record of nine days held by ITZY.

Members

Name Position(s)[22] Color[23] Year(s) active
Gaeul (가을) Main Dancer, Rapper, Vocalist      Dark Blue 2021–present
Yujin (유진) Leader, Vocalist      Green 2021–present
Rei (레이) Rapper, Vocalist      Purple 2021–present
Wonyoung (원영) Vocalist, Center      Red 2021–present
Liz (리즈) Main Vocalist      Orange 2021-present
Leeseo (이서) Vocalist, Maknae      Blue 2021-present

Discography

Single albums

Filmography

Reality shows

  • 1,2,3 IVE (YouTube, 2021)

Trivia

Gallery

Promotional

Pictorial

SNS

Miscellaneous

References

  1. Soompi: Starship's New Girl Group IVE Announces Their Official Fan Club Name
  2. YouTube: 1,2,3 IVE EP.0
  3. Soompi: IZ*ONE’s An Yu Jin, TREASURE’s Jihoon, And NCT’s Sungchan Confirmed As New “Inkigayo” MCs
  4. Soompi: Starship Reveals Plans To Launch New Girl Group This Year + Jang Won Young And An Yu Jin Reportedly Part Of Lineup
  5. Soompi: ENHYPEN’s Sunghoon And Jang Won Young Confirmed To Be New “Music Bank” MCs
  6. Soompi: Watch: Starship Entertainment Reveals Official Social Media Accounts And Logo For New Girl Group IVE
  7. (KR) Naver: 스타쉽, 장원영·안유진 포함 6인조 걸그룹 론칭…팀명은 '아이브'
  8. @IVEstarship on Twitter: YUJIN (November 2, 2021)
  9. @IVEstarship on Twitter: GAEUL (November 3, 2021)
  10. @IVEstarship on Twitter: WONYOUNG (November 4, 2021)
  11. @IVEstarship on Twitter: LIZ (November 5, 2021)
  12. @IVEstarship on Twitter: REI (November 6, 2021)
  13. @IVEstarship on Twitter: LEESEO (November 7, 2021)
  14. @IVEstarship on Twitter: 2021.12.01 DEBUT COMING SOON (November 8, 2021)
  15. @IVEstarship on Twitter: ELEVEN (November 10, 2021)
  16. (KR) Daum Cafe: IVE DEBUT SHOWCASE<ELEVEN> 초대 이벤트 관련 안내
  17. Show What I Have - SERIES
    Yujin - Rei - Leeseo - Liz - Gaeul - Wonyoung
  18. 인스티즈(instiz)
  19. Wayback Machine - Melon TOP 100
  20. 2021년 52주차 Digital Chart
  21. 2021년 Album Chart
  22. Gaeul - Newsen (KOR): ‘스타쉽 新 걸그룹’ 아이브, 안유진 이어 두 번째 멤버 가을 공개
    Yujin - Naver (KOR): (공식) '스타쉽 新걸그룹' 아이브, 첫 멤버는 안유진이었다…리더 선정
    Rei - Naver (KOR): '스타쉽 新걸그룹' 아이브, 일본인 멤버 레이 공개..러블리 카리스마
    Wonyoung - Naver (KOR): 신예 아이브, 세 번째 주자 원영 프로필 공개 '청초+고혹'
    Liz - Naver (KOR): 아이브(IVE), 네번째 멤버 리즈 공개…이국적 아우라 발산
    Leeseo - Naver (KOR): '스타쉽 新걸그룹' 아이브, 07년생 막내 이서 공개..6인조 완성
  23. Based on "SHOW WHAT I HAVE" videos

Official links

Korean
Japanese
Chinese


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